Questions tagged [episodic-tasks]

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Could Softmax Action Selection be useful to solve an episodic task with more than 100000 possible states and 2000 actions?

I am new in the field of RL. I am trying to use tabular methods, Q-Learning for solving a problem that takes a lot of time for computation, so I would like to know if there are more efficient methods ...
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Is it appropriate to represent 'total failure' as an absorbing state?

My understanding is that, in Markov decision processes, absorbing state are states which can transition only to themselves and that these transitions generate rewards of 0. I know that absorbing ...
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How can the Cart Pole problem be a continuing task?

In Introduction to Reinforcement Learning (2nd edition) by Sutton and Barto, there is an example of the Pole-Balancing problem (Example 3.4). In this example, they write that this problem can be ...
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